Jason Sudeikis wins Emmy Without All The Drama, My Love

Don’t worry, Emmy favorite Jason Sudeikis took home an award on stage without interrupting any of the ongoing drama with his ex-fiancée Olivia Wilde.

The “Ted Lasso” star picked up his second Best Actor trophy for his performance as the relentlessly sunny, relentlessly mustachioed football coach on the Apple TV+ sports comedy at the 74th annual Emmy Awards on Monday evening.

The series was one of the most decorated this year, towering above all other comedies with 20 nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series.

“I’ve sat at home and watched award shows. My mom loves the awards I always poke people’s balls, they stand up and say, “I didn’t have a chance.” I really didn’t,” Sudeikis said during his acceptance speech. “It’s an amazing group, I was recommended, so I’m not overly prepared, but I took classes at Second City, so I’ll go for it.”

“Thank you to my parents. Thank you to our incredible cast. I am glad to work with you. You guys are amazing,” he continued. Many thanks to the people who watch the show and dig it as much as we dig to make it. I am really surprised and flattered. Thanks.”

But perhaps even bigger is the ongoing controversy surrounding Sudeikis’ former relationship with Wilde, the director and actor with whom she has two children.

Last November, the couple called off their engagement after seven years, and Wilde later began a romance with pop star Harry Styles, who stars in her new psychological thriller, Don’t Worry Darling.

Wilde was talking about the film onstage at CinemaCon in April when she was served with child custody papers, a move she said was meant to “embarrass me professionally” and was done in the “most aggressive way.”

A source close to Sudeikis, meanwhile, insisted that he had “no prior knowledge of the time and place” where Wilde received the documents and that he “would never have condoned being served in such an inappropriate manner,” according to Variety.

Jason Sudeikis accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Ted Lasso’ on stage during the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC via Getty Images)

In several recent interviews, Wilde expressed her confusion about where exactly the legal documents were served to her, noting the various security measures one had to deal with to gain access to the CinemaCon stage.

“It was my workplace,” he told Variety last month. “In any other workplace, it would be considered assault. It was really upsetting. It shouldn’t have been. There was a huge security breach, which is really scary. The hurdles you had to go through to get into this room with lots of badges, as well as special tests for COVID that had to be done days in advance, which gave you wristbands that were necessary to gain access to the event — that was something that it required foresight.”

Wilde later told a Vanity Fair cover story that she was not “shocked” by the move because it was “consistent with my experience of the relationship.”

Sudeikis has yet to publicly share his side of the story.

Monday’s win comes on the heels of a string of accomplishments for Sudeikis, who is also an executive producer, writer and creator on “Ted Lasso.” His “Saturday Night Live” album was previously honored with numerous awards for his work on the series, including numerous Emmys, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild trophies.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.


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